October 19, 2013

Use of first-generation hcv protease inhibitors in patients coinfected by hiv and hcv genotype 1

Liver International

Accepted Article (Accepted, unedited articles published online and citable. The final edited and typeset version of record will appear in future.)

Original Article

Dominique Salmon1,*, Cedric Arvieux2, Marc Bourlière3, Patrice Cacoub4, Phillipe Halfon5, Karin Lacombe6, Georges Pageaux7, Gilles Pialoux8, Lionel Piroth9, Isabelle Poizot-Martin10, Eric Rosenthal11, Stanislas Pol12

DOI: 10.1111/liv.12363

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Publication History
Accepted manuscript online: 18 OCT 2013 11:55AM EST
Manuscript Accepted: 13 OCT 2013
Manuscript Revised: 1 OCT 2013
Manuscript Received: 5 APR 2013



In HCV genotype 1-infected patients with HIV co-infection, tritherapy [HCV protease inhibitors (PIs) plus peg-interferon and ribavirin] has been shown to have an increased rate of sustained virological response. However, complex drug-to-drug interactions and tolerability issues remain a concern.


Under the auspices of four French scientific societies of medicine, a committee was charged of establishing guidelines on the use of first-generation HCV PIs in these patients. This scientific committee based its work on preliminary results from tritherapy clinical trials in co-infected patients and, since data on these patients are still scarce, on the statements already made by the French Association for the Study of the Liver (AFEF)

on the use of tritherapy in HCV mono-infected patients, written in May 2011 and updated in 2012. Each AFEF guideline concerning HCV mono infection was examined in order to determine whether it could be used in the context of HIV/HCV coinfection.


These guidelines are addressed for the treatment of coinfected patients with various profiles, including treatment-naïve or patients with failure to previous bitherapy and mention those patients for whom tritherapy should start or those for whom it should be delayed. Preliminary results of triple therapy as well as factors associated to virological response are also discussed. Other issues include virological monitoring, clinical and virological criteria to stop therapy, practical treatment management, treatment adherence and the management of side effects and interactions with antiretroviral drugs. These guidelines were submitted for critical review to independent experts.

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